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Read Chapter One of Until All The Stars Fall

The beginning of the end! The first chapter of Until All The Stars Fall is now available for your reading pleasure. Check it out now!

COVER REVEAL: Until All The Stars Fall

At last! The Heart of Fire series reaches its epic conclusion with Until All The Stars Fall.

Pre-orders are now available!

Cover Reveal Coming!

The cover for Until All The Stars Fall will be revealed next week! Newsletter subscribers will see it first! Might be a good time to subscribe.

Why I’m Not Doing NaNoWriMo This Year

I’ve enjoyed participating in National Novel Writing Month for the past three years. Writing 50,000 words in a single month is a big deal, and a great motivation! But I’m not doing it this year.

Instead, I started out 2021 operating on a similar pattern to NaNoWriMo for the entire year!

My goal for this year is 500,000 words written. As of the start of November, I’m over 409,000. I have a little less than 92,000 words to go.

So I might actually write 50,000 words in November, or I might not. I don’t have to, and it would add another layer of goals/stress on top of what I’m already doing.

Does that make 2021 NaNoWriYe? No, because I’ve written more than one novel, I guess.

Anyway, I’m writing every day, and you get to read it when it’s all done. That’s what matters, right?

Acceleration

Some of you may have noticed that I have multiple books going all at once (see the sidebar). This is a deliberate choice on my part to accelerate my release schedule. Here’s what I’m talking about:

My first book, Until All Curses Are Lifted, launched on August 13, 2019. The second book, Until All Bonds Are Broken, launched on April 30, 2020, eight months later. I followed this with Viridia in October, less than six months later. Then Until All The Gods Return debuted on May 25, 2021, seven months later, but over a year after the previous book in the same series. Now I’m launching Incarnadine in a few days, only four months after my last book (but still eleven months after the previous book in the same series).

As a reader, I know how frustrating it can be when you read something you like, and then the sequel doesn’t arrive for another year. (Or ten, or twenty. You know, if you’re George R.R. Martin or Patrick Rothfuss.) I want to avoid that, if at all possible.

It’s also good business practice for an independent author. Readers are fickle (you know it; admit it), and if you don’t keep putting out new products, they’ll wander off and forget to come back. 

So if you’ve been following along this year, you may have heard of my big goal: write 500,000 words in 2021. It looks like I’m going to achieve that goal, if I keep at it for these last few months. I’m almost to 350,000 right now.

What does this mean to you? It means, for example, that both Until All The Stars Fall, the final book in the Heart of Fire series, AND Auric, the next book in the Dragontek Lore series, are both already written. They need editing and revisions still, which I’m working on, but they’re essentially done. And I’m almost a third of the way through the first draft of the fourth Dragontek Lore book (and the title is a spoiler, so I’m not revealing it yet). 

If all goes according to plan, Until All The Stars Fall will be out by Christmas, only three months after Incarnadine, and seven months after Until All The Gods Return. And then, Auric will be out in January-February, only a month or two after that. 

If I keep up the pace, I’ll probably publish anywhere from 4-6 books in 2022. Of course, that’s also dependent on the books selling, so I have the money to keep doing this.

So let’s make a deal: I’ll keep writing, and you’ll keep buying. Sound good?

(Don’t forget to enter the big giveaway!!)

Incarnadine, Chapter Two

Chapter two of Incarnadine, book two in the Dragontek Lore series, is now available to read right here.

And don’t miss out on the giveaway just below!!

COVER REVEAL!

Behold the cover for Incarnadine, book 2 in the Dragontek Lore series. Available September 22. Ebook pre-orders available today.

Now that’s a dragon! Many thanks to Austin DeGroot for these incredible covers!

Incarnadine, Chapter One

The Dragontek Lore series explodes outward in the second book, Incarnadine! After Beryl and his friends accomplished the impossible in book one, what do they do now?

Check out the first chapter right here, then stay tuned for the cover reveal, and more news before the release on September 22!

Incarnadine is coming…

September 22nd! Stay tuned for the first chapter and more, coming right here!

Writing Update

Incarnadine, book two in the Dragontek Lore series, is out to the beta readers. The cover artist is hard at work and should be done in another week. Then it’s just a matter of final corrections, proofreading, and formatting. I don’t have a release date yet, but sometime at the end of this month, or the beginning of September.

With that done, I move on to the revision/editing phase of Until All The Stars Fall. This will take a while, as I want to be sure this one is absolutely right. Look for it by the end of the year.

At the same time, I’m making rapid progress on Auric, the third book of the Dragontek Lore series. It may also be ready by the end of the year, or early 2022.

And what’s next after that? I’m not 100% sure. Stay tuned…

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